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Immune sensing of Candida albicans requires cooperative recognition of mannans and glucans by lectin and Toll-like receptors.
The fungal pathogen Candida albicans has a multilayered cell wall composed of an outer layer of proteins glycosylated with N- or O-linked mannosyl residues and an inner skeletal layer of beta-glucansExpand
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Candida albicans morphogenesis and host defence: discriminating invasion from colonization
Candida albicans is a common fungal pathogen of humans that colonizes the skin and mucosal surfaces of most healthy individuals. Until recently, little was known about the mechanisms by which mucosalExpand
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Cellular Responses of Candida albicans to Phagocytosis and the Extracellular Activities of Neutrophils Are Critical to Counteract Carbohydrate Starvation, Oxidative and Nitrosative Stress
Neutrophils are key players during Candida albicans infection. However, the relative contributions of neutrophil activities to fungal clearance and the relative importance of the fungal responsesExpand
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Host-Imposed Copper Poisoning Impacts Fungal Micronutrient Acquisition during Systemic Candida albicans Infections
Nutritional immunity is a process whereby an infected host manipulates essential micronutrients to defend against an invading pathogen. We reveal a dynamic aspect of nutritional immunity duringExpand
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Fungal Hsp90: a biological transistor that tunes cellular outputs to thermal inputs
Heat shock protein 90 (HSP90) is an essential, abundant and ubiquitous eukaryotic chaperone that has crucial roles in protein folding and modulates the activities of key regulators. The fungal Hsp90Expand
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Small but Crucial: The Novel Small Heat Shock Protein Hsp21 Mediates Stress Adaptation and Virulence in Candida albicans
Small heat shock proteins (sHsps) have multiple cellular functions. However, the biological function of sHsps in pathogenic microorganisms is largely unknown. In the present study we identified andExpand
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Role of the Hog 1 Stress-activated Protein Kinase in the Global Transcriptional Response to Stress in the Fungal Pathogen Candida albicans
The resistance of Candida albicans to many stresses is dependent on the stress-activated protein kinase (SAPK) Hog1. Hence we have explored the role of Hog1 in the regulation of transcriptionalExpand
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Modelling the Regulation of Thermal Adaptation in Candida albicans, a Major Fungal Pathogen of Humans
Eukaryotic cells have evolved mechanisms to sense and adapt to dynamic environmental changes. Adaptation to thermal insults, in particular, is essential for their survival. The major fungal pathogenExpand
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Immune Recognition of Candida albicans β-glucan by Dectin-1
Beta (1,3)-glucans represent 40% of the cell wall of the yeast Candida albicans. The dectin-1 lectin-like receptor has shown to recognize fungal beta (1,3)-glucans and induce innate immune responses.Expand
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mRNA translation in yeast during entry into stationary phase
Abstract The expression of some Saccharomyces cerevisiae genes is induced as cells enter stationary phase. Their mRNAs are translated during a period in the growth cycle when the translationalExpand
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